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May 2, 2010

President Smart-Ass

The secret to the Obama annoyance is snotty lecturing.
His tone of voice sends us back to the worst place in college. We sit once more packed into the vast, dreary confines of a freshman survey course -- €œRocks for Jocks, €œNuts and Sluts, Darkness at Noon. -- At the lectern is a twerp of a grad student—the prototypical A student -- €”insecure, overbearing, full of himself and contempt for his students. All we want is an easy three credits to fulfill a curriculum requirement in science, social science, or fine arts. We've got a mimeographed copy of last year's final with multiple choice answers already written on our wrists. The grad student could skip his classes, the way we intend to, but there the s.o.b. is, taking attendance. (How else to explain this year's census?) -- P.J. O'Rourke, A Plague of "A"€™ Students

Posted by Vanderleun at May 2, 2010 5:26 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I am happily uneducatered, having received an honorary high school diploma after a vote of the teaching staff and librarian, who determined that my abilities as a librarian's aid should equal at least 3 credits in order to bolster my D- gpa. I specialized in running the lamination machine.

My 30th graduation antiversary is coming up, and I fear that my stable marriage and normal children might bore people who thought I would wind up a drunk or homeless. Should I go just to bore them?

Posted by: Jewel at May 2, 2010 7:50 PM

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